Hartmut Austen studied painting and drawing with H.J. Diehl at Hochschule der Künste/University of the Arts (Berlin). His first arrival in the United States was marked by a 1998 group exhibition titled VOID at unfinished gallery (Williamsburg, NY). He has since exhibited widely in the United States and Germany, most recently at Good Weather (North Little Rock), Waiting Room (Minneapolis), and Butcher’s Daughter Gallery (Detroit). As a member of the Telegraph Art Collective, he has worked and exhibited with artists of diverse disciplinary backgrounds. In 2009, Austen was awarded a prestigious Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowship. He is an Assistant Professor of Painting at Boston College.